Resisting the deadening silence of his family home in the elegant yet stiflingly safe neighborhood of Gramercy Park, nine-year-old Roger imagines himself a private eye in pursuit of criminals. With the dreamlike mystery of the city before him, he sets off alone, out into the streets of Manhattan, thrilling to a life of unsolved cases. Six decades later, Rosenblatt finds himself again patrolling the territory of his youth: The writing class he teaches has just wrapped up, releasing him into the winter night and the very neighborhood in which he grew up.
"Rambling - Lost me"
Trying his best to weasel out of an appointment with the neurologist his only child, Máire, has cornered him into, the poet Thomas Murphy - singer of the oldies, friend of the down-and-out, card sharp, raconteur, piano bar player, bon vivant, tough and honest and all-around good guy - contemplates his sunset years. Máire worries that Murph is losing his memory.
"Not going gently into that good night..."
When his daughter, Amy—a gifted doctor, mother, and wife—collapsed and died from an asymptomatic heart condition, Roger Rosenblatt and his wife, Ginny, left their home on the South Shore of Long Island to move in with their son-in-law, Harris, and their three young grandchildren.
"A little gem of a book"
Actor and director Alan Alda played Hawkeye Pierce on the television series M*A*S*H and has acted in, written, and directed many feature films. He is also a best-selling author, most recently with his memoir, Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself. In this interview with Roger Rosenblatt, Alda discusses his opinions about public speaking and giving back to the community, his relationship with his wife, and his feelings on fame.
"Enjoyable Visit With Inspiring Actor"
Esta es la receta, sabia y con un toque do ironia, para vivir mucho mejor el resto de nuestra vida. Desde ya, es la del autor, y usted puede adoptarla o no. Si no lo hace, no nos diga que no le avisamos. Si, si, lo sabemos. Usted esta harto de las guias que ofrecen diez reglas infallibles para vivir como Dios manda, de las reglas que le ensenaron sus padres, sus tios, sus profesores e incluso su mejor amigo.